Sumo - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9472-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94722 2
  • German Release: 29/08/2008
  • Genre: Swedish Jazz

„Federnde Soulfunk-Grooves, kantig rollende Rock-Klänge, Melodien mit Pop-Qualitäten und melancholische Ambient-Balladen – so klingt Fusion-Jazz des 21. Jahrhunderts!“ (HAMBURGER MORGENPOST)

No longer available – out of print

The Oddjob Quintet is a prime example of why Scandinavian musicians play such a prominent role in the latest happenings in jazz. It’s not just about technique and virtuosity; rather its unconditional concentration on a unique sound and the impact of melody. In Scandinavia, ear training is more important than it is elsewhere. At the same time Scandinavian musicians consequently have an unrivalled openness for styles and genres. No wonder, then, that Oddjob also became involved in the recent resurgence of the jazz-rock of the 70’s; yet Oddjob’s approach sounds different. The project came about accidentally. Shortly after the beginning of this new millennium four of Sweden’s most accomplished studio musicians and jazz exponents found themselves together as a tour band for resident soul star Eric Gadd. Trumpeter Goran Kajfeš has worke...

line up

Goran Kajfes - trumpet, cornet, glockenspiel
Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson - saxophones, flutes, clarinet
Daniel Karlsson - piano, organs, vibraphone
Peter Forss - bass, moog
Janne Robertson - drums, percussion, zither

Recording Information

Recorded and mixed by Janne Hansson at Atlantis, December 12-14 and 17-19, 2007 except tracks 1, 4, 8, 10 by Pontus Olsson at Almost Heaven Studio, February 10, 2008
Mastered by Hakan Akesson
Produced by Oddjob
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch